When you first buy a property with an old farm shed, you might think about bringing the structure down and using the space for something else. However, before making any drastic decision, you need to look at the options available. While pulling down the old farm shed is still an alternative, repurposing it is worth exploring. Most property owners are using the adaptive reuse strategy to create unique yet functional new space out of an aging structure. However, it might be difficult to figure out what to transform the shed into if you decide to take the repurposing route. This article highlights possible adaptive reuse options for old farm sheds.
Unlike the noisy and fast-paced city, the rural environment is quiet, serene and undisturbed. If you love the calming effect of the country night sky, then turning your old shed into an observatory is not a far-fetched idea. The shed observatory can be as simple as installing acrylic glass to a section of the roof and an observation spot right below. It can also be complex, since you can install opening and closing features on the roof as well as other accessories such as a telescope and a computer.
Kids' Guest House
Children love their space, and when they have a place they can invite friends other than their room it's even better. If you cannot put up a tree house, then you can easily transform a small old farm shed into a kids' house. For a sophisticated design, you need the input of a professional contractor. However, if you need a simple design, then nothing stops you from making it a DIY project. A bed, a couple of chairs, a table and a cabinet are enough to transform a shed into a kids' guest house. Do not forget to make the exterior of the shed lively for a complete look.
Since keeping in shape is the best thing anyone can do for their body, some people love to install a home gym. However, space is usually the limiting factor. If you have an old farm shed on your new property, you can transform it into a home gym. You should ask yourself a few questions before embarking on such a project. Is there enough space in the farm shed to accommodate basic gym equipment? Is the floor sturdy and reliable? Can you add storage space for storing valuables during a workout? How easy is it to connect the shed to a power source? All these questions determine the viability of turning a rural shed into a home gym.